Convening Team

Jason Mogus ~ President, Communicopia

Jodie Tonita ~ BC Program Manager, ONE/Northwest

Phillip Smith ~ Principle, Community Bandwidth

Madeline Stanionis ~ Vice President, Donordigital

Sarah Pullman ~ Conference and Community Manager

Jason Mogus

Jason Mogus is the CEO of Communicopia, leading Internet strategy engagements on many key accounts. A serial entrepreneur, Jason has held senior roles in technology start-ups since 1995. At Communicopia he provides strategic guidance for clients such as the Loreto Bay Company, VanCity Savings, the Social Purchasing Portal, Dragonfly Media, and the Sierra Club of Canada.

Jason is a partner and board member with BC Technology Social Venture Partners. A certified “ePhilanthropy Master Trainer” by the Washington DC based ePhilanthropy Foundation, in 2001 he was awarded Business in Vancouver's "Top 40 Under 40" and led Communicopia to receiving the BC Technology Industry Association's first "Leadership in Social Responsibility" Award.

Jason is passionate about supporting social change through communications, technology, and philanthropy. A popular presenter and speaker, he has been featured in international media such as the New York Times, National Post, CBC Newsworld, The Guardian,, and CBC's The National.

Jodie Tonita

Jodie Tonita is the BC Program Manager at ONE/Northwest, an enterprising non-profit technology and communications consulting firm serving environmental organizations across the Pacific Northwest. Before coming to ONE/Northwest Jodie had more than 10 years experience in technology consulting and non profit leadership. Her technology career included a private consulting practice delivering corporate software training programs, enterprise software deployment projects, and management of administrative, communications, and distribution infrastructure creation.

Jodie's non-profit leadership experience included working at the board level of social change organizations focused on women's issues, global justice, and the environment. In 2003, Jodie attended the Web of Change conference with an eye to finding a career that would allow her to integrate her passion for social change and her professional career. It was there that she met was introduced to ONE/Northwest and 3 months later she opened their Vancouver office. Since joining ONE/Northwest in January 2004, Jodie has made significant contributions to growing the capacity and uniting the leadership of the environmental movement in BC.

Phillip Smith

Phillip is the Simplifier of Technology at Community Bandwidth, a Canadian consulting practice that works with progressive non-profits to explore the thoughtful use of technology toward creating a more just and sustainable society. In that role, he works with leading-edge social-change organizations to examine the ways Internet technology can build online relationships, support community engagement, facilitate group collaboration, and create successful online campaigns.

Phillip is currently focusing on a multi-year project to create a “progressive media alliance,” which aims to build the technology capacity of independent publications in Canada. Most recently, he has been working with a range of progressive magazines, including Grist, This Magazine, Mother Jones, and New Internationalist. Some of Phillip's other clients include: Amnesty International, the Council of Canadians, and Greenpeace.

Madeline Stanionis

Madeline Stanionis is the president and creative director of Donordigital. She joined Donordigital in 2000, but has been raising money, organizing, and communicating for organizations and causes for 20 years, not counting her second-grade campaign for George McGovern. She served as director of individual giving at Health Access, a statewide health advocacy organization in California, and as public information officer for the Alameda County Health Department (Berkeley, Oakland). Madeline was the founding executive director of Access to Software for All People (ASAP), a youth-run Web development business run as a non-profit social enterprise.

Madeline is a frequent speaker and writer in fundraising, advocacy, and technology conferences and publications across the country. She is a trainer and adviser to the New Organizing Institute, and is the author of The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Raising Thousands (If Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with E-mail, published by Emerson and Church. You can get your copy here.

Madeline holds a Masters of Social Work from San Francisco State University. She lives in Berkeley with her husband, Scott Connolly, and two rescued greyhounds, Daisy and Ajax.

Sarah Pullman

Sarah was raised in the suburbs of Alberta, where she was offered precious little opportunity to develop a social or environmental consciousness. Somehow, despite this, the roots of one took hold, and grew to shape her adult life. She spent several years working in the not-for-profit sector in Victoria and Vancouver, most recently as the Operations Coordinator for the Hollyhock Leadership Institute in Vancouver. It was in that role that she discovered her interest in online tools for communications and social change – and also her deep love of Hollyhock.

In December 2004 she quit to explore her other passion of yoga for a while, but life led her back to the online world. She currently lives in Vancouver, where she is the Community Manager for the DeSmogBlog, serves as a new board member of the Vancouver Community Network, thinks a lot about the internet and social change, and teaches Yoga for Geeks. This is the third year that Sarah has coordinated Web of Change and she seriously digs the community that has grown around the event.